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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom

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Did anybody do anything wrong?
Am I Old Fashioned?
In the absence of artificial checkback mechanisms, Wolff sign-offs or the like, I have always played 3 as forcing. There is an argument for playing that it is not 100% game-forcing; sometimes you don't have a stopper in a side suit and you don't have eleven tricks ...
Responding 2!c with exactly 4!s +4!c GF?
If partner is the sort who will raise a 1 response to 2 on three-card support with any great frequency, I prefer to respond 2 so that we don't spend half the auction getting out of spades when we don't want to be in them ...
I am still not sure about the correct procedure here
Mr Burn's advice is that if you don't tell the opponents that a bid is not, or may not be, natural they will assume that it is and may have grounds for redress if it isn't. For about the four thousand and nintey-seventh time, if I say ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
If the notion persists that players are somehow entitled to more time when they are dealt difficult hands, the answer to “what are we going to do about slow play?” is and will remain “nothing”. Edgar Kaplan, observing that one table in a match was several boards ahead of the ...
I am still not sure about the correct procedure here
If you play something, tell ‘em what it is. If you might play something, tell ‘em what it might be. Ignore all foolish local regulations that contradict this simple philosophy.
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
“It is ridiculous to divide up the two hours twenty minutes or whatever for 16 boards and say each player has 35 minutes each or each side has 70 minutes each.” I agree almost entirely with this, except that for the word “ridiculous” I would substitute the word “obvious”.
Best line to make 6!D please, and why?
I guess we’d have made it. Whether or not we consider that some justification for bidding it is a question of individual philosophy.
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
I think your understanding of Adam's proposal is the same as mine. I do not agree with it entirely. Say you play a two-board round scheduled to last 15 minutes. Each partnership has 7 minutes and 30 seconds of thinking time. If a partnership uses, say, 5 minutes of ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
"Why should you not be able to make use of all 8?" You can, just as a chess player can make use of all of his time for all of his moves. And he can also make use of his opponent's time, just as [url= ...

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